A new mandatory ground of exclusion was inserted into Regulation 23(1) of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 on 1 July 2011 to include bribery within the meaning of section 1 or 6 of the Bribery Act 2010.

The offences relating to being bribed (section 2) and the offence of "failure of commercial organisations to prevent bribery" (section 7) will not trigger mandatory exclusion under the procurement regulations, but may give rise to grounds in support of a discretionary exclusion in accordance with Regulation 23(4).